This week The Coaching Journey is excited to welcome Ian Barker on the podcast. Ian is best known for his current role as the Director of Coaching Education with the National Soccer Coaches Association of America (NSCAA). Previously, Ian has coached at the collegiate level, most notably winning the NCAA National Championship with the University of Wisconsin. He has experience as the Director of Coaching and Player Development with Minnesota Youth Soccer Association as well as working with US Region II Olympic Development Program, leading teams to Argentina, Austria, Brazil, Costa Rica, England, Germany, Italy, Scotland and Switzerland.
Ian's credentials are extremely impressive, but perhaps more impressive is the thousands of coaches he and the NSCAA have helped educate. He is an excellent educator and many coaches have a story of their own personal interaction with him. Today's chat is a fascinating discussion on youth development as well as coach education from one of the country's best!
Make sure to check out the NSCAA website http://www.nscaa.com/ to discover all the benefits that they offer! Ian can be found on twitter @BarkerNSCAA.